release. “It’s a way to make sure we have control of the missile at all times,” he said. Changing the Minuteman launch codes requires going to the missile launch facilities. “We open the site and we’re the last ones to leave,” a process that can take up to 20 hours, said SSgt. Michael Swain, the 91st Missile Operations Squadron facility maintenance and penetration team member. The process also requires additional security airmen while launch crews remain on alert, resulting in an increase in personnel at the usually lonely launch sites.
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